IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for October 28, 2018

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

Pope John Paul II offers Mass at Aqueduct in Queens, N.Y., during his visit to the United States, 1995 Oct 6. The Mass was co-sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. (L'Osservatore Romano)

As we mentioned last weekend, it has been forty years since Cardinal Karol Wojtyła from Poland was introduced to the world as the third bishop of Rome in one year, taking the name of John Paul II.  We mentioned the Knights of Columbus had a strong relationship with St John Paul II.  We listed 5 of 10 facts about that dynamic relationship – the following are the remaining five facts.

  • John Paul II wrote papal messages to the Knights to commemorate their Supreme Conventions. You can read them on our Facebook page.
  • John Paul II canonized six Knights. They were the Mexican martyrs killed during the Cristero War in the 1920s.  He also beatified Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, a member of the Knights of Columbus in Puerto Rico.
  • The Knights has supported World Youth Day through the years, an initiative of John Paul II, including the largest English-language site in Kraków in 2016.
  • Supreme Knight Anderson discussed the Cause for Canonization of Father Michael J. McGivney with Pope John Paul II in April 2002.
  • The Knights of Columbus received the gift of a small oil lamp used by Pope John Paul II at the World Peace Summit he hosted in Assisi in January 2002.

BONUS FACT: Since John Paul II is a saint, our relationship with him is never over!  Let us pray that he is an intercessor on our behalf, and for the whole world.

The entirety of this article can be found at www.KofC.org or find the link at either www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights 9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights.

Links Related to this week’s column:

  • JOHN PAUL II CANONIZES 6 MEXICAN KNIGHTS & BEATIFIED 1 PEURTO RICAN KNIGHT
    Knights of Columbus online article   (10/3/2018)

    • John Paul II canonized six Mexican martyrs killed during the Cristero War in the 1920s. He also beatified Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, a member of the Knights of Columbus in Puerto Rico......
  • WORLD YOUTH DAY
    Knights of Columbus online article   (2016)

    • The Knights of Columbus history with World Youth Day began with the 1997 event in Paris, France, when the Supreme Council invited a group of college Knights to attend as pilgrims. Since this first involvement with World Youth Day, the Supreme Council has also taken college Knights to World Youth Days in Rome (2000), Toronto (2002), Cologne (2005), Sydney (2008), Madrid (2011) and Kraków (2016).
  • RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS & ST. JOHN PAUL II
    Knights of Columbus online article   (10/3/2018)


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Josh Goetz Wake and Funeral

Josh Goetz

To All Council Members and Ladies Auxiliary,

Here are the wake, funeral and internment of our Brother Knight, Josh Goetz, and the son of Past Grand Knight David and Michelle Goetz,

The proceedings will be held this coming weekend from Saturday, 10/27, Sunday, 10/28 and Monday 10/29.

  • On Friday, 10/26, Joshua will be escorted to St. Louis by a military contention.
  • Saturday, 10/27, the wake for Joshua will be at Ortmann Stipanovich Mortuary on Olive Street from 2-8pm.
  • Sunday, 10/28, the funeral Mass for Joshua will be held at Incarnate Word Church at 2:30pm.
  • Burial and Honors will be on Monday, 10/29, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

It's possible that a motorcade will form at Ortmann -  Stiponavich on Monday. If this changes or a time is given for the motorcade we will let you know.

May the soul of Joshua rest in peace.

Condolences to David, Michelle, Morgan and Isabelle and the rest of the Goetz family.


VAW-125 Tigertails

The Tigertails are deeply saddened to report the passing of Lieutenant Josh “Lunchmoney” Goetz. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Josh excelled as a Naval Flight Officer in the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, taking control of the skies of the Western Pacific as a proud member of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces. An avid musician, car enthusiast, prolific distance runner, and a beloved son and and brother to his family, Josh's radiant personality would inspire those around him daily.

The Global Tigertail Family mourns and feels his loss. We share our sympathy and prayers with the entire Goetz family during this difficult time.

Tigertails, all. Forever.

VAW

Funeral Arrangements for Joshua Goetz

From Michelle Goetz……

We received confirmation this morning that Joshua will be escorted to St. Louis Friday evening, so to the best of our knowledge the anticipated timeline should work.

Saturday wake from 2-8 pm at Ortmann Stipanovich Funeral Home,

Sunday funeral at 2:30 pm at Incarnate Word Parish.

Burial and honors Monday (not sure what time yet). We will let you know if anything changes

Ortmann Stipanovich Funeral Home

12444 Olive Blvd

Creve Coeur, MO 63141

(314) 514-1111

Incarnate Word Parish

13416 Olive Blvd

Chesterfield, MO 63017

(314) 576-5366

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

2900 Sheridan Rd

St. Louis, MO 63125

(314) 845-8320

IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for October 21, 2018

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

Pope John Paul II offers Mass at Aqueduct in Queens, N.Y., during his visit to the United States, 1995 Oct 6. The Mass was co-sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. (L'Osservatore Romano)

“Forty years ago, Cardinal Karol Wojtyła from Poland was introduced to the world as the third bishop of Rome in one year, taking the name of John Paul II.

Pope John Paul II would serve as pope for over 26 years, the second-longest papacy ever. From the first days of his papacy to the end of his life, the Knights of Columbus had a strong relationship with this modern-day saint.

The following are 5 of 10 facts about that dynamic relationship – next week we will present the remaining five facts.

  • John Paul II wrote a handwritten letter to the Knights of Columbus in 2002 that read, “As long as I have breath within me I shall cry out: Peace, in the name of God.”  It was included in a 2003 display at the Knights of Columbus Museum titled “John Paul II: A Passion for Peace” and is currently exhibited at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C.
  • The Knights sponsor the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C.  Learn more and plan a visit to see relics of the saint by visiting our Facebook page.
  • The Knights of Columbus has supported three films about the pontiff: John Paul II in America: Uniting a Continent, Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism  and John Paul II in Ireland: A Plea for Peace.
  • The Knights underwrote several major restoration projects at St. Peter’s Basilica during John Paul II’s tenure, including the Polish chapel in the Vatican Grottoes at the restoration of the basilica’s expansive façade.
  • John Paul II presented a copper cross held by the statue of Christ on St. Peter’s facade as a gift to the Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven in 1986.”

The entirety of this article can be found at www.KofC.org or find the link at either www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights 9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights.

Links Related to this week’s column:

  • 10 FACTS FOR 40 YEARS: POPE ST. JOHN PAUL II AND THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
    Knights of Columbus online article   (10/16/2018)


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Passing of Josh Goetz

To All Council 9981 Members,

I just received very sad news that David & Michelle Goetz son, Josh Goetz, passed away from injuries that he sustained from a diving exercise a couple of weeks ago. Josh was stationed in Guam with the Navy at the time of the accident.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Josh, David & Michelle, as well as to the family, relatives, friends, and colleagues.

We will be meeting this evening at Incarnate Word Church at 8:00pm in front of the blessed Virgin Mary statue in the church to say the rosary. If We’re not in the church we will be downstairs in the lower church hall.  All members are encouraged to attend if possible.

Jeff Grotegeers

New Movie about the Dr. Kermit Gosnell Case

Dr. Kermit Gosnell
Courtesy of Catholic Sun newspaper

As mentioned last night at the council meeting, there's a new movie debuting today about the investigation and trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the most infamous Abortionist in the United States to date. As the synopsis of the movie states:

The film is the shocking true story of the investigation and trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell - his 30 year killing spree and the political and media establishment that tried to cover it up. Originally investigated for illegal prescription drug sales, a raid by DEA, FBI & local law enforcement revealed crimes they could not have expected within the clinic.

Based on the NY Times Bestseller — Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer.

The movie is about the investigation and trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, whose trial was pretty much ignored by the Mainstream Media (MSM) (Please note: the linked story contains graphic descriptions and imagery), was convicted of murdering three babies born alive in an abortion clinic and was acquitted in the fourth baby's death, and found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the overdose death of an adult patient according to Fox News.

The movie premiers today in theaters nationwide, including the following theaters in the St. Louis metropolitan Area:

Missouri

Marcus Ronnie's 20 Cine + IMAX
5320 S Lindbergh Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63126 Map

Marcus Town Square 12 Cine
7805 Hwy N
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368 Map

Marcus Mid Rivers 14 Cine
1220 Mid Rivers
Saint Peters, MO 63376 Map

AMC DINE-IN West Olive 16
12657 Olive Blvd
Creve Coeur, MO 63141 Map

Marcus Arnold 14 Cine
1912 Richardson Rd
Arnold, MO 63010 Map


Illinois

(None in the Illinois portion of the St. Louis Metropolitan Area)

A full list of the movie theaters showing the movie can be found by clicking here and the official website of the movie can be accessed by clicking here.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mr. Bryan V. Hewing
New Media Coordinator, Incarnate Word Knights of Columbus Council #9981 (Chesterfield, MO)

GOSNELL Movie poster

IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for October 14, 2018

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

October has many traditions.  There’s post-season baseball, tailgating at football games, apple picking and, of course, Halloween.  But most importantly, there is the Rosary.

As decreed by Pope Leo XIII, October is the Month of the Rosary.  For Knights of Columbus, this has a special significance.  When a man joins our Order, he receives a Knights of Columbus rosary – at 1.9 million members, that’s a lot of rosaries.  And praying the rosary is an activity that our members do communally as part of council life.

According to Catholic traditions, St. Dominic was given the rosary by the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1214 in the Monastery of Prouille.

Since then, it has become one of the Catholic Church’s powerful tools of prayer. But why pray the Rosary? Here are 5 of them.  One for every decade.

1) The Blessed Mother gave us 15 Promises if we prayed the rosary;
2) To obtain world peace;
3) Time to reflect on the Gospel mysteries;
4) Spiritual healing;
5) Prayer works!

The reason why October is the Month of the Holy Rosary is due to the power of prayer.

In 1571, Pope St. Pius V organized a group of Christian forces, known as the Holy League, in defense of an imminent invasion by the Ottoman Empire.  Before a battle with the Ottoman fleet in the Gulf of Patras, in the Ionian Sea, the pope called on all of Europe to pray the rosary for victory.  These prayers were answered, with the Holy League defeating the much larger Ottoman forces on October 7 at the Battle of Lepanto.

To commemorate the victory, Pius V established the feast day of “Our Lady of Victory” – also known as Our Lady of the Rosary.

The entirety of this article can be found at www.KofC.org or find the link at www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights 9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights.

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IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for October 7, 2018

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

Displaced families flee their homeland in August 2014 following the violent invasion of ISIS in northern Iraq. CNS photo/Rodi Said, Reuters

“For four years running, the Knights of Columbus has championed the cause of suffering Christians in the Middle East.  But the hard truth is that Christians are on the verge of extinction in the Middle East.  We must not allow this to happen.”

In this month’s Columbia On-line magazine, a timeline of some KofC activity in the Middle East is published.  Please remember this prayer to Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians.

O God of all the nations,
the One God who is and was and always will be,
in your providence you willed that your Church
be united to the suffering of your Son.
Look with mercy on your servants
who are persecuted for their faith in you.
Grant them perseverance and courage
to be worthy imitators of Christ.
Bring your wisdom upon leaders of nations
to work for peace among all peoples.
May your Spirit open conversion
for those who contradict your will,
that we may live in harmony.
Give us the grace to be united in truth and freedom,
and to always seek your will in our lives.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Our Lady, Queen of Peace, pray for us.

Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians, pray for us.

Follow us on www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights 9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights  and find the link to the aforementioned timeline with a summary of some of the many ways that Knights of Columbus has aided vulnerable communities in the Middle East during this critical time. To support the initiative, visit christiansatrisk.org.

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IW Knights #9981….Radiothon – Covenant Network Catholic Radio 3 to 4 PM Thursday October 4th

Gentlemen and Ladies,

Please tune in to Catholic Radio every day, but ESPECIALLY THIS THURSDAY OCTOBER 4TH FROM 3 PM TO 4 PM. Guests will be Monsignor C. Eugene Morris, Rector at St. Gregory the Great and St. Augustine of Canterbury Oratory, located at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Richmond Heights, Reverend Timothy Noelker, Part-time Associate Pastor at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Manchester, MO., Chris Nelms, fellow Knight from Queen of All Saints Council and yours truly, Stan Mengwasser, Knight of Columbus from Incarnate Word Council.

Covenant Radio is conducting a radiothon this week. PLEASE CALL 314-752-7000 AND TOLL FREE 1-877-305-1234 to support Catholic Radio, the resource gem for Catholic Evangelization. The daily programs from 6 AM to 6 PM provide Holy Mass, rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Divine Mercy Chaplet and impressive and talented Catholic personalities.

Contributions are income tax deductible, when you itemize deductions. Covenant Radio may be heard at 96.7 FM from St. Louis and 102.9 FM in St. Louis and St. Charles Counties. Also try 1080 AM and 1460 AM on the radio dial. Tune in on the Covenant Network app online at “ourcatholicradio.org”. Let us know your parish and Knights of Columbus Council as you call the station.

Peace,
Stan Mengwasser

IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for September 29, 2018

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

(Photo by L’Osservatore Romano)

Pope Francis is [one of] the latest beneficiaries of the Knights of Columbus insurance program.  While at the Vatican several months ago for a meeting of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson presented a check for more than $110,000 to Pope Francis on behalf of a recently deceased priest who was a 45-year member of the Knights.

Supreme Knight Anderson explained to the Pope that the priest designated the Holy Father as a beneficiary of his Knights of Columbus life insurance and annuity policies as a sign of his “solidarity with the Bishop of Rome and desire to support your charitable concerns.”  After the meeting, the supreme knight added, "Every day our insurance products help our members take care of their families.  I can’t think of a better way for a priest to take care of his family — the Church.”  This article originally published on KofC.org.

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